By Barry Cooper, courtesy of The Daily Star
OLYMPIC hero Anthony Ogogo got his first taste of the bright lights of Las Vegas and now wants more.
Middleweight Ogogo, who won bronze for TeamGB in the London Games two years ago, delivered a hugely impressive American debut on Saturday night, stopping New Yorker Jonuel Tapia inside three rounds.
A punishing right hook prompted referee Jay Nady to end the contest.
Now Ogogo wants to follow in the footsteps of Ricky Hatton and become a fixture on the world famous Strip.
Ogogo said: "One my dreams is not to be just Britain's best middleweight, but to be like Ricky Hatton was and bring 10,000 or 15,000 fans to Las Vegas and have amazing nights here like Ricky did.
"Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer always talks about my hand speed and says I am a bit like Amir Khan.
"I want to really impress Richard as he has got the power to get me fighting back here again. I also want to impress for myself, my family and Britain, but he is powerful and hopefully after that performance he will let me come back again.
"The experience of coming here has given me that little bit more incentive to keep on and to turn myself into a big star, like Amir, or Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
"This whole week has just proved to me, this is where I want to be. I'm not naοve or silly and I know I am a good few years from being at that top level, but that's where I want to get to one day and hopefully if I keep working hard that day won't be too far in the future."
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